‘Hellions’ Wants Your Video in the Movie

One of our most anticipated movies of 2014 is Hellions, in which three malevolent trick-or-treaters terrorize a young woman on Halloween night, and director Bruce McDonald has announced a unique new video contest in which you can be part of the film.

Producer Paul Lenart tells us, “It’s our way of giving back to the indie community by helping them get their work seen, and, for the winner, to show their work alongside Hellions.”
McDonald explains, “One of my first films was a super-8 zombie feature I shot in high school on my grandfather’s camera. Our Glorious Dead premiered in the school cafeteria to a raucous audience. We want to be that cafeteria for some of today’s filmmakers and horror fans of all ages.”
You can watch a video message from Hellions director Bruce McDonald in the player below, and then scroll down to read the official press release!
Welcome to the HELLIONS Video Contest!

The contest is open to everyone, and we’re looking for scary videos up to 2 minutes long. The theme: Red. Your submission can take any form – a fake trailer, a scene from a horror script you’ve been working on, a short film all of its own – as long as it somehow connects to Red. Red like blood, red like hellfire, red like blind passion, red like the Blood Moon at Halloween… use your wildest imagination.

You have until February 28, 2014 to get your film to us. The winning entry will be shown within the context of the feature film HELLIONS and the director will be invited to the premiere. The short will appear on a television in a scene of HELLIONS, with the potential to also screen theatrically, in its entirety, along with the feature film; and to be included as a special feature on the DVD/BluRay release of HELLIONS. It’s your opportunity to be seen and talked about!

Here’s the best part: the contest will be initially judged by (dramatic pause): You. You, your friends, family, relatives, neighbours, as well as horror fans around the world. It’s your chance to make something cool, then have it voted one of the Audience Favourites, from which the judges will select a winner.

In the final round the following judges will pick a winner from the Audience Favourites and their favourites shortlist: Bruce McDonald, the director of Hellions, the psychological zombie-thriller Pontypool, the internationally celebrated Hard Core Logo and a bunch more super cool indie movies; director Rodrigo Gudiño, the twisted mind behind the acclaimed The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, who is also the founder and publisher of the Rue Morgue genre brand and all its media properties; and Jason Eisener, the director of the cult exploitation action flick Hobo with a Shotgun, as well as segments in horror anthologies The ABCs of Death and V/H/S/2

(Interesting to note, that Jason Eisener started his horror film making career with a similar contest: his short Hobo with a Shotgun won the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez Grindhouse Trailer Contest. This led to an opportunity to make a feature film version of Hobo which then kicked some major a%#@ all over the world. Just sayin’…)

Go to our website at www.HellionsMovie.com for more details about the Contest and
how to enter.

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We can’t wait to see what you come up with! May the creepiest video prevail!

More info about HELLIONS
HELLIONS, helmed by maverick indie director Bruce McDonald, is a horror-thriller,
starring newcomer Chloe Rose (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”), about a teenager
who must survive a Halloween night from hell when three malevolent trick-or-treaters
come knocking at her door.

Joining Rose is award winning actor Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, “True Blood”, “The
X-Files”) in the role of a tough-as-nails cop Mike Corman. The cast also includes Rossif
Sutherland (“Reign”, “Crossing Lines”, “ER”), Rachel Wilson (“Republic of Doyle”,
“The Kennedy’s”), Peter Dacunha (Haunter, “Reign”) and Luke Bilyk (“Degrassi: The
Next Generation”).

HELLIONS is penned by Pascal Trottier (The Colony) and produced by Frank
Siracusa (Hobo with a Shotgun) of Whizbang Films and Paul Lenart of Storyteller
Pictures. The film is produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, and in
association with Bell Media’s The Movie Network and Corus Entertainment’s Movie

For more information, please contact: Paul Lenart / Sonya Di Rienzo, Hellions Productions Inc. [email protected]


Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.